Author Archives: CarolWiebe

About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).

I’m jumping back in the game,

right now, right here. I took a FULL year to let retirement sink into my bones, to think about what I wanted to do next. I wasn’t sure I wanted my art life to be public anymore, but a number … Continue reading

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A Heavy Heart Can Still Sing

I don’t usually talk about personal family matters in my blogging. But I am making an exception in regards to my oldest son, who works in advertising as a Creative Director. I gave birth to Jason when I was 19, … Continue reading

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Honor the Leaves

Ontario falls are spectacular. The trees turn into giant, technicolored flowers. They are every shade of yellow, orange, and red, with vestiges of green. It’s breathtaking. But the delights of fall are not over even when the leaves drop to … Continue reading

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Getting Practical

I made another decision during my hiatus from blogging (first decision here). I enjoy being practical with my art, and want to focus on making artistic additions to our home. Right now, I am learning how to do mosaics. If … Continue reading

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Forget Yourself

I’ve been making decisions about what I want to do next, artistically speaking. I could obsess about this. Encourage angst. Wring my hands and moan “Is this the right thing to do, now, at this point in my life?” Nahhhh. … Continue reading

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When Will I See You Again?

I have a million ideas in my head. When I concentrate on a particular one, it flows out from my mind like a flag, waving and inviting me to create something out of it. Which made me think of the … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Tomorrow will mark another milestone for me, 18 months of continuous daily blogging. I’ve had my ups and down, but always managed to say something, and provide an image. So now what? Why announce this fact in such an obvious … Continue reading

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Crochet On My Last Day

I worked for months making delicate “granny squares” out of thread. I finished a “poncho,” which I blocked in time to wear for my last day at school. My neighbor, good friend, and food guru Wendi Hiebert, snapped a few … Continue reading

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Retirement

Yesterday was my last day of “regular” employment. In other words, I have joined the retirement crowd. It was an emotional day ~ with hugs all around from staff and students alike. In my mind I saw a curtain closing … Continue reading

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Paying Forward

We can see the world as a doomed place, bound for destruction and full of people who only consider the bottom line. However, if we allow it, we will also notice and experience the many acts of kindness that are … Continue reading

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